Guest contributor and UKBGF member Julian Minwalla argues for a change in the ‘standard’ clock settings
If you’re like me, you’ll look forward to big tournaments as an opportunity to play your very best backgammon. This is the time to draw on all your experience and preparation and play to the best of your ability. So you’ll be approaching your matches with a will to win, a high degree of focus and concentration, and will be thinking deeply about strategy, positional play and tactics. This is the kind of backgammon that takes you “into the zone”; that state of mind that’s hard to describe, but very familiar to competitive backgammon players. At least that’s how it should be.